Panasonic Eluga Z1 Pro

After venturing in the mid-range flagship segment with Eluga X1 and Eluga X1 Pro earlier this month, Panasonic has now launched two mid-range devices – Panasonic Eluga Z1 and Z1 Pro.

The two phones are almost the same except in RAM and internal storage. The Eluga Z1 packs in 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage while the Eluga Z1 Pro packs in 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage.

Mid-range Specifications

Both smartphones sport a 6.19-inch HD+ display with a 19:9 aspect ratio and are powered by the MediaTek Helio P22 processor. The highlight of the devices is its 4000mAh massive battery.

There’s 13MP + 2MP dual cameras at the back and an 8MP front camera with flash. The smartphones pack in several camera modes like bokeh, time lapse, slow motion, beauty mode, back light, live photos, group selfie, and more.

 Panasonic Eluga Z1Panasonic Eluga Z1 Pro
Display6.19-inch HD+ (1500 x 720)
19:9 aspect ratio
6.19-inch HD+ (1500 x 720)
19:9 aspect ratio
SoCMediaTek Helio P22MediaTek Helio P22
RAM3GB4GB
Storage32GB; expandable upto 128GB with microSD card64GB; expandable upto 128GB with microSD card
Cameras13MP+2MP Dual rear camera
8MP front camera with flash
13MP+2MP Dual rear camera
8MP front camera with flash
Battery4000mAh4000mAh
SensorsAccelerometer, Proximity, Compass/Magnetometer, Ambient Light, Fingerprint SensorAccelerometer, Proximity, Compass/Magnetometer, Ambient Light, Fingerprint Sensor
SoftwareAndroid 8.1 OreoAndroid 8.1 Oreo
Dimensions157.2 x 76.25 x 8.05mm157.2 x 76.25 x 8.05mm
ColorsBlack, Gold, BlueBlack, Gold, Blue

Software

The Eluga Z1 and Z1 Pro run Android 8.1 Oreo and come with ARBO Hub, Panasonic’s proprietary AI-powered hub that provides users access to multiple apps and services on a single platform.

The company claims that the platform is powered by Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, and learns the user preferences and makes recommendations based on areas of interest. Panasonic has already partnered with Accuweather, Uber, Ola, Newspoint, Mobikwik, and Gamezop and the list is constantly expanding to a much larger gamut of services.

Pricing and Availability

The Panasonic Eluga Z1 and Z1 Pro are available in three color variants – Black, Gold, and Blue color – and will go on sale at all leading retail outlets across the country starting October 31. The Eluga Z1 is priced at 14,490 rupees ($199) while the Eluga Z1 Pro is priced at 17,490 rupees ($239).

What do you think of these new mid-range smartphones from Panasonic, and would you like to pick one up? Tell us in the comments!